U.S. Soccer
Katie Cousins
U.S. Under-20 Women's National Team

Katie Cousins

Midfielder Caps/Goals -
  • Date of Birth

  • Height

    5-1

  • Hometown

    Forest, Va.

  • Club

    Richmond United

Heads into the Women’s World Cup with seven U-20 caps … Traveled with the U.S. team to PNG last May for a pre-World Cup test run … Played for the U.S. U-18 WNT in 2014 … Played with the U.S. U-15s in 2011 … One of eight players on the roster that was not on the U.S. team that won the 2015 CONCACAF U-20 Women’s Championship in Honduras.

College / High School: Attends the University of Tennessee, but is red-shirting what would be her sophomore season to play in the World Cup … As a freshman in 2015, she was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after playing in all 18 games, averaging 68.77 minutes per game, and scored one goal (vs. Vanderbilt) … Attended Jefferson Forest HS and was the 2013-14 National Girls HS Soccer Player of the Year … A 2013 and 2014 NSCAA Youth Girls All-American … Led Jefferson Forest to district and conference titles in 2012 and 2014 … and was named district, conference and region player of the year in 2014.

Club: Played U-10 and U-11 with the Columbia United Football Club … Played U-12 through U-14 with Central Virginia United … Played U-15 through U-18 with the Richmond Kickers and played up a year so also played a year of U-18 with Richmond United … Led the Kickers to the 2013 State Cup and three-straight Disney Showcase crowns (2011, 2012, 2013).

Full name is Katherine Amanda Cousins … Nickname is Katie or Cuz … Majoring in Theatre … Was in her high school band and was a Fellowship of Christian Athletes leader … Can play French horn and a little piano … Enjoys drawing and painting and outdoor activities like camping and hiking … Loves her summer job at Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters in Andrrews, N.C. ... Was a two-year letter-winner in basketball leading … Recipient of the Cecil Thompson Memorial Athletic Endowed Scholarship … Loves being outside, spending time in the mountains, shooting guns, fishing, sitting by the fire pit and playing any sport imaginable … Her brother is in the Navy and has lived in japan for the past three years serving his country … Three words that best describe her off the field are “happy, relaxed and sarcastic” … her motto is: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer” – Psalm 19:14 … Admits that she gets scared on Ferris Wheels … Favorite class in high school was band, but in college it is math because it makes her feel smart as she’s good at it … Favorite food is steak … Favorite snack is ice cream … Does not like carrots … Has a one-year old dog named Gatsby which is half Great Pyrenees and half Dalmatian … Says the best part about being a soccer player is “getting to compete with my friends” … Lists one of her favorite TV shows as Andy Griffith … Some of her favorite musical artists are Need to Breathe, Gavin Degraw, Mumford and Sons and Rend Collective … Favorite dessert is ice cream.
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